IPv6 in Space
work done with the CLEO router in orbit.
The CLEO Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit was the first to test the latest version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6, in space:
- IPv6 and IPsec Tests of a Space-Based Asset, the Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit (CLEO), Will Ivancic, Dave Stewart, Lloyd Wood, Chris Jackson, James Northam and James Wilhelm, NASA Technical Memorandum TM-2008-215203, May 2008.
- IPv6 and IPsec on a satellite in space, Lloyd Wood, Will Ivancic, Dave Stewart, James Northam, Chris Jackson and Alex da Silva Curiel, 58th International Astronautical Congress, Hyderabad, India, 24-28 September 2007, vol. 5, pp. 2986-2992.
- IPv6 tested in space, Slashdot, 8 April 2007.
- Cisco router on UK-DMC first to use IPv6 onboard a satellite in orbit, DMC International Imaging news item, 29 March 2007.
This is related to our work on the Interplanetary Internet.
Five years later, Cisco's later IRIS router on the Intelsat-14 communications satellite in geostationary orbit is now IPv6-capable:
- In-Orbit Upgrades Enhance Security, Introduce IPv6 Support for IRIS, Cara Sloman, Cisco Systems government blog, 19 March 2012.
- Satellite 2012: TCS Manages In-orbit Cisco router, Upgrades to IPv6, Doug Mohney, TMCnet satellite spotlight, 16 March 2012.
- TeleCommunication Systems Announces in Orbit Enhanced Security and IPv6 Software Upgrade to TCS OS-IRIS Platform on Intelsat 14, TCS news release, 14 March 2012.